Yes! The amazing thing about kombucha - and the reason it’s one of our favourite drinks ever - is that it’s loaded with health-giving, gut-loving probiotics (AKA good bacteria). These probiotics help both little and big bodies to digest food and create important vitamins.
They’ve also been linked to a bunch of health benefits, including boosting your immune system and improving allergy and asthma symptoms.
And when it comes to introducing probiotic-rich foods (like kombucha) to kids? Well, recent research published in the Journal of Pediatrics and Pediatric Medicine gives them the big thumbs up. BAM!
But you do need to choose your kids’ kombucha wisely. Shop-bought kombuchas are usually carefully monitored and undergo a controlled fermentation process. This means they end up with little or no alcohol and caffeine in them.
Homebrewed ‘booch, on the other hand, is created in less controlled environments (as anyone who’s had the pleasure of an exploding ‘bucha bottle will testify). For example, some studies have found homemade kombuchas can contain as much as 3 per cent alcohol! That’s about the same as a mid-strength beer, so it’s probably not something you want to give to your kids.